Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to supercharge the overall performance of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a given web page on such a website is opened, the script calls its database to get the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to open a different page, the entire process is carried out again and this leads to multiple database requests and high load on the server, particularly if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to pull any information from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll have more pleased visitors and they will be able to browse your website much faster. Plus, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any content in the database is modified, so the site users will never wind up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

When you host script-based sites in a shared hosting account with our company, you can add the Memcached caching system to your web hosting package with just a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the PHP extension required for it is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory whenever you wish. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you manage a resource-consuming site with lots of content, you may require more memory so as to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached distributed memory caching system as an upgrade with each of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting and since it works with any script-driven web application, you can use it for any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, irrespective of what app you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom-developed application, etc. You can request the upgrade from the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two separate features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things indicate how many sites will use Memcached and the maximum amount of system memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your data. The two things are ordered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can make the most of the Memcached system with any type of site and both you and your website visitors will swiftly see the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

Memcached is available by default with all Linux VPS web hosting ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs so as to perform correctly is compiled when the virtual server is configured, so you can start using the memory caching platform as soon as your brand new Virtual Private Server is up and running. The system memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the particular plan, but even with the lower-end plans, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will permit you to boost the overall performance of multiple websites hosted on the VPS server simultaneously and to reduce the load on the virtual machine even if you manage resource-requiring script-powered portals with lots of visitors. The platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom-developed one, and you will detect the faster overall performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server that we’re offering if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any website hosted on the dedicated machine with only a few clicks of the mouse. You can increase the overall performance of any Internet site, regardless of what script-based web application you rely on or how busy the site is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is three gigabytes and this amount grows seriously with the higher-end servers. Shortly after the system is activated, it will start caching information anytime somebody accesses your website, so, as soon as sufficient content has been stored, you’ll detect the lowered load on the dedicated machine and the optimized performance of your website. Memcached is being used by a lot of sites, including famous portals like Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which is a proof of the efficiency of the Memcached caching system.